Re: [Videolib] Documentaries on the Soviet Union

From: <ghandman@library.berkeley.edu>
Date: Fri Aug 14 2009 - 13:25:30 PDT

Esfir rocks! But her film is, in a way, clearly as fictional as
Pudovkin's and Eisenstein's--despite the authentic images. Sorta of the
same way in which De Antonio's Year of the Pig uses "real" footage to
offer a highly polemicized take on Vietnam

gary

>>
>>
>> Vsevolod Pudovkin's 1927 silent: End of St. Petersburg.
>> Eisenstein's Ten Days that Shook the World (aka October)(1927) and
>> Battleship Potemkin (1925)... both essential as early documents of the
>> 1917 Revolution
>>
>
> Just to point out, these are all historical re-creations. They're amazing
> films but all fictional.
>
> Esther (aka Esfir) Shub's "Fall of the Romanov Dynasty" was the first
> documentary to use the authentic footage and one of the first
> "compilation"
> docs ever. I brought it out on VHS in Kino's Red Silents series many years
> ago but I don't know if it's on DVD. She did another film called The Great
> Road which followed the years 1917-1927 in the Soviet Union but I've never
> seen it.
>
>
> --
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